Gavvy Cravath Autograph

Clifford Carlton "Gavvy" Cravath (March 23, 1881 – May 23, 1963), also nicknamed "Cactus", was an American right fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. One of the sport's most prolific power hitters of the dead-ball era, in the eight years from 1913 to 1920 he led the National League in home runs six times, in runs batted in, total bases and slugging percentage twice each, and in hits, runs and walks once each. He led the NL in several offensive categories in 1915 as the Phillies won the first pennant in the team's 33-year history, and he held the team's career home run record from 1917 to 1924. He is one of eight players to lead the majors in home runs for a season six times in a career. However, he played his home games at Baker Bowl, a park that was notoriously favorable to batting statistics. Cravath hit 92 career homers at Baker Bowl while he had 25 homers in all his games away from home. Moreover, he was an exceptionally slow base runner; so much so, in fact, that it was actually Cravath about whom sportswriter Bugs Baer famously wrote, "His head was sure full of larceny, but his feet were honest," a distinction which, along with Cravath's extreme lack of foot speed, has long been mistakenly ascribed to Ping Bodie. More about Gavvy Cravath

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Born in Escondido, California, Cravath was the first baseball player from the San Diego area to play in the major leagues. He began his career during a time of independent minor leagues, when not all good players moved quickly to the majors. He entered professional baseball in 1903 with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League; during 5 seasons with the team, he helped them win two pennants. He batted .274, .270, .259, .270, and .303, with 7, 13, 9, 6, and 10 home runs, and with 51, 50, 32, 39, and 45 doubles. He led the league in doubles twice (1906 and 1907) and also finished third twice. Although he never led the PCL in home runs, he was second in the league three times, third once, and fourth once during his 5 seasons.

While playing in California, Cravath reportedly picked up his nickname of "Gavvy" by hitting a ball that killed a seagull ("gaviota" in Spanish) in flight. The reporters spelled the nickname "Gavvy" to emphasize that it rhymes with "savvy", but Cravath himself spelled it "Gavy." Read even more about Gavvy Cravath at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Gavvy Cravath

The most expensive item with a signature of Gavvy Cravath (GAVVY CRAVATH SIGNED OFFICIAL1923 NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL - JSA - 6X HR CHAMP) was sold in August 2013 for $1999.99 while the cheapest item (Gavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 7/50 Edward Vela Signed) found a new owner for $2.99 in November 2022. The month with the most items sold (2) was February 2012 with an average selling price of $175.00 for an autographed item of Gavvy Cravath. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in August 2013 with $1999.99 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $2.99 was November 2022. In average, an autographed item from Gavvy Cravath is worth $124.75.

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thumbnail1910's GAVVY CRAVATH Baseball Star 6X HR Champ Vintage Signed GOVT Index Card$179.95logo
thumbnail1936 Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies Signed Index Card JSA, Rare Auto$355.00logo
thumbnailC C Gavvy Cravath Signed GPC Dated Sep/49 - Debut 1908 - Dec 1963$129.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath #2 Sketch Card Limited 6/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath #2 Sketch Card Limited 7/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath #2 Sketch Card Limited 9/50 Edward Vela Signed$4.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Art Card Limited 13/50 Edward Vela Signed (Philadelphia Phillies)$4.99logo
thumbnailGAVVY CRAVATH AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 3X5 HOME RUN LEADER 1913-15 & 1917-19 DIED-1963$100.00logo
thumbnailGAVVY CRAVATH AUTOGRAPH SIGNED GPC HOME RUN LEADER 1913-15 & 1917-19 DIED-1963$119.50logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Signed 1951 Government Postcard GPC AUTO PSA/DNA AUTH Died 1963$224.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 11/50 Vela Signed (Philadelphia Phillies)$3.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 12/50 Vela Signed (Philadelphia Phillies)$4.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 2/50 Edward Vela Signed$4.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 5/50 Edward Vela Signed$4.99logo
thumbnailGavvy Cravath Sketch Card Limited 7/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo